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Dubai Metro attracts 12m riders last August
(10 October 2014)

 

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Dubai Metro, comprising the Red and Green Lines, has been used by 12,454,150 riders in August 2014; which is a remarkable increase compared with the metro ridership during the same month last year which amounted to 10,485,297, thus reflecting a 19% hike.

Mohammed Al Mudharreb, Director of RTA Rail Operation, said: "This year has seen a substantial increase in the metro ridership; which indicates that RTA plan projecting an increase in public transport ridership is moving in the right direction. Peoples have started to perceive and grasp the benefits and advantages of using mass transit systems, including the psychological and physical relief in having smooth mobility, besides economizing on the expenses of vehicle fuel and maintenance.

"The ridership of the Dubai Metro Red Line last August hit 7,778,042 riders led by Deira City Center Station which was used by 541,023 riders; followed by Al Riqqa Station which was used by 516,741 riders. The ridership of the Green Line of the Metro amounted to 4,676,108 riders topped by Al Fahidi Station which received 547,809 riders, followed by Bani Yas Station which was used by 506,836 riders.

"These indicators reveal that the RTA is heading towards its strategic objective of raising the share of public transport in the peoples transit patterns. This remarkable increase in the numbers of passengers proves that the RTA is succeeding in supporting the development drive seen by the Emirate of Dubai under our wise leadership. It also contributes to stimulating the economic drive, boosting tourist activities, and offering safe & smooth transport which encourages the mobility and ups the competitiveness of Dubai in staging international conventions, and sports events among others, besides conserving the environment through minimizing pollution generated by private vehicles.

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